RUNNING head: Medical Tourism
The present has seen many changes in the healthcare sector, each of which has had its various
impacts on the system. One major area, medical tourism, has in fact become not only an area of
interest by many countries, but also a field which many scholars explore with an aim of trying to
understand the various impacts it has on different countries and their healthcare systems. This
paper looks into the background of Medical tourism, the relevant laws and regulations which
govern it and the strategic and operational impacts it has on health organizations.
Technological advancement in the 21st century has allowed patience to access vital information
about healthcare services globally. Generally, this creates a warm environment for patients to
exercise their will and decide which places can offer them favorable treatment as opposed to that
which they can get locally. Such choices arise from the need to explore better or otherwise
different alternatives from that which patients can get locally from hospitals cum other health
sector operators. Medical tourist, that is, those who seek health care by travelling to other
countries seeking healthcar...